Showing posts with label Vintage garden and outdoor clipart. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vintage garden and outdoor clipart. Show all posts

Free Garden Clipart for Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Conversations in the Garden 5

Attention is vitality. It connects you with others.
It makes you eager. Stay eager.
Susan Sontag

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
Mary Oliver

Vintage 19th century illustration of two Victorian ladies and a girl in the garden of a French chateau. The lady in the green dress is listening attentively to her daughter as she lovingly hugs the girl close to her side.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Illustration for Collage Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Into the Woods

Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend,
for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable.

I don’t really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds
or hugging the old black oak tree.
I have my way of praying, as you no doubt have yours.

Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible.
I can sit on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds,
until the foxes run by unconcerned.
I can hear the almost unhearable sound of the roses singing.

If you have ever gone to the woods with me,
I must love you very much.
Mary Oliver, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems

Vintage outdoor illustration of a Victorian standing in the deep woods, cradling a bouquet of wildflowers in her arms.

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Free Garden Clipart for Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Edwardian Mother and Daughter in the Garden 1

If you are losing your leisure, look out!
-- It may be you are losing your soul.
Virginia Woolf

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds.
Discard them and their value will never be known.
Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vintage 20th century illustration of an Edwardian mother and her daughter in the garden. The mother is lounging against a garden hammock as her daughter leans in beside her her, holding a racket.

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Free Garden Clipart for Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Big Sister Sheltering Her Little Brother from Rain

The rain set early in tonight,
The sullen wind was soon awake,
It tore the elm-tops down for spite,
And did its best to vex the lake:
I listened with heart fit to break.
When glided in Porphyria; straight
She shut the cold out and the storm,
And kneeled and made the cheerless grate
Blaze up and all the cottage warm...
Robert Browning

Two panel illustration from 1866 showing a young girl (big sister) sheltering a young boy (little brother) from gusty winds and blowing rain with an old but apparently sturdy umbrella.

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Free Garden Clipart for Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Daffy-down Dilly

Cheerfulness, it would appear,
is a matter which depends fully as much on the state
of things within,
as on the state of things without and around us.
Charlotte Brontë

Portrait of a young girl in a bonnet clutching a posy of flowers. The drawing is decorated with a border of cheerful daffodils. A little verse reads:

Daffy-down dilly is just come to town
With a red shawl and a pink gown
And all the flowers are smiling around.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Illustration for Collage Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Lady in the Spring Garden

“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

A vintage garden illustration from the late 19th century. This colour engraving shows a young woman in the spring garden; she is pulling a branch of apple blossoms towards her while daisies bloom in profusion around her in the surrounding area.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Illustration for Collage Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Mother and Daughters in the Woods 1

Walk straight ahead
Listen to no one
Trust not in the walls or doorways
For they will mislead
And close behind you
As you walk through
The forest, not knowing
Where you’ve come from
Or where you’re going …
If anywhere at all.
Renée Paule, Just Around The Bend: Más o Menos

Vintage outdoor illustration of a Victorian mother and her daughters on a walk in the great outdoors. From an 1861 issue of Journal des Demoiselles.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Illustration for Collage Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Edwardian Lady on a Walk in the Forest, 1905

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well.
Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly.
Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature.
Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you.
Take the power to make your life happy.
Susan Polis Schutz

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.
John Muir

From the front cover of Le Moniteur de la Mode dated March 25, 1905. This colour engraving shows an Edwardian lady holding a key on a chain as she heads into (or walks away from) a lush forest.

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Free Garden Clipart for Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Vintage Kids in the Garden (Set 1)

Sometimes, the simple things are more fun and meaningful
than all the banquets in the world ...
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves,
or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play.
Charles Schaefer

Three antique illustrations of children in Edwardian costumes playing in the garden. You can download these vintage drawings as a free 9" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Illustration: The Donkey Ride, 1893

When we are children we seldom think of the future.
This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can.
The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it,
if it were not the earth where the same flowers come up again every spring
that we used to gather with our tiny fingers
as we sat lisping to ourselves on the grass,
the same hips and haws on the autumn hedgerows,
the same redbreasts that we used to call ‘God’s birds’ because
they did no harm to the precious crops.
What novelty is worth that sweet monotony where everything
is known and loved because it is known?
George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

An antique illustration showing a Victorian lady walking beside her daughter who is riding on the back of a donkey down a country lane. You can download this vintage drawing as a free 8" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Illustrations: Victorian Women and Child on Walks in the Country, 1893

WEATHERS
This is the weather the cuckoo likes,
And so do I;
When showers betumble the chestnut spikes,
And nestlings fly;
And the little brown nightingale bills his best,
And they sit outside at 'The Traveller's Rest,'
And maids come forth sprig-muslin drest,
And citizens dream of the south and west,
And so do I.

This is the weather the shepherd shuns,
And so do I;
When beeches drip in browns and duns,
And thresh and ply;
And hill-hid tides throb, throe on throe,
And meadow rivulets overflow,
And drops on gate bars hang in a row,
And rooks in families homeward go,
And so do I.
Thomas Hardy

A grouping of vintage line drawings from 1893 showing four Victorian women and a child dressed for walks in the country. You can download theese antique drawings as a free 8.5" x 11" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Nature Poem: January by Frank Dempster Sherman

Here is another winter poem (also entitled "January"), written by poet, architect, genealogist, and mathematician Frank Dempster Sherman. This short work originally appeared in the January 10, 1888 issue of Harper's Young People magazine.

JANUARY
by FRANK DEMPSTER SHERMAN (1860–1916)

JANUARY, bleak and drear,
First arrival of the year,
Named for Janus ― Janus who
Fable says has faces two ―
Pray is that the reason why
Yours is such a fickle sky?
First you smile, and to us bring
Dreams of the returning spring;
Then, without a sign, you frown,
And the snow-flakes hurry down,
Making all the landscape white,
Just as if it blanched with fright.
You obey no word or law:
Now you freeze, and then you thaw,
Teasing all the brooks that run
With the hope of constant sun,
Chaining all their feet at last
Firm in icy fetters fast.
Month of all months most contrary,
Sweet and bitter January!

I have paired the poem with a vintage wallpaper texture in the preview image above. If you would like to download the high-res 7" x 5" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark, you can find it here. You can also find the black and white illustrated poem without the vintage paper texture here.

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Free Vintage Garden Illustration for Collage Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Victorian Lady in the Garden 3 & 4 (Set 2)

There are two types of appointments in life!
Appointments you know and appointments you don't know!
It is this second type of appointment that makes life interesting and but also scary.
Sometimes life will arrange a meeting for you; sometimes good, sometimes bad
and sometimes even tragic meeting, but you don't know about it!
Mehmet Murat ildan

Two antique illustrations from 1892 showing a Victorian lady in a public garden. In the first image on the left, the drawing shows a close-up of her with some tall hollyhocks or gladioli in the background. The second illustration on the right depicts her standing on the terrace, looking towards another couple who are strolling arm-in-arm in the garden.

You can download the two illustrations as a single high-res 10" x 8" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbookingprojects here.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Illustrations for Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Victorian Ladies in the Field, 1893

No walk is lovelier than the walk you make inside a field!
Mehmet Murat ildan

A field which feeds you, a river which gives you water
are much holier than all other so-called holy places!
Mehmet Murat ildan

A pair of vintage line drawings from 1893 showing two Victorian ladies in the field. The illustration on the left shows a lady resting her elbows on a fence rail, a pair of field glasses in her right hand, perhaps to observe birds with? The illustration on the right shows a lady leaning back against a fence, a basket of wildflowers in her left hand.

You can download theese antique drawings as a free 8" x 8" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Illustration for Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Ice Skating Party in the Park, 1896

A few feathery flakes are scattered widely through the air,
and hover downward with uncertain flight, now almost alighting on the earth,
now whirled again aloft into remote regions of the atmosphere.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

A vintage outdoor illustration from 1896 showing a young Victorian lady in a warm winter outfit, her hands in a muff, skating dreamily on an iced-over pond in a park. She seems undisturbed by the merrymaking crowd all around her, as she waltzes lightly across the ice on her skates.

You can download theis antique drawing as a free 6" x 8" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Garden Illustration for Collage Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Victorian Ladies in the Garden (Set 1)

Be healthy by being outdoors in the natural daylight with nature!
Steven Magee, Light Forensics

Two antique illustrations from 1886 showing a pair of Victorian ladies walking around the garden. You can download these free high-res 6" x 9" @ 300 ppi JPEGs without a watermark for collage art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbookingprojects here and here.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Illustration for Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Gathering Cowslips, 1872

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire,
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moonè’s sphere;
And I serve the fairy queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green:
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours,
In those freckles live their savours:
I must go seek some dew-drops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.
William Shakespeare, Fairy Land I

A vintage outdoor illustration from 1872 showing two little girls gathering cowslips (Primula veris) in the forest. In Shakespeare's time, cowslips were often associated with fairies and magic. These “faerie cups” were believed to have the ability to lead unsuspecting wanderers down paths of adventure, mischief, and hidden treasure.
Photo credit: Wikipedia
Photo credit: Wikipedia

In 19th century England, the yellow blooms of the common cowslip was widely held to signify “winning grace” and “comeliness.” In the Victorian language of flowers, the cowslip symbolized youth, rusticity, pensiveness, and healing.

You can download the vintage illustration as a free 6" x 9" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Garden Illustration for Collage Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: In the Conservatory, 1872

Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable,
and you are worth the effort.
Deborah Day

An antique illustration from 1872 showing two ladies in the conservatory, tending to their large collection of plants.

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Free Vintage Garden Clipart for Collage, Papercrafts, Scrapbooking or Wall Art: Conversations in the Garden 4

I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice;
had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

An antique illustration from 1872 showing a scene from the garden. Two ladies are having an earnest conversation under a vine-covered arbor. The young woman on the right seems to be thinking deeply about the information imparted to her by the lady who is seated on the left.

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Free Vintage Garden Clipart for Collage, Papercrafts, Scrapbooking or Wall Art: Conversations in the Garden 3

It was they who taught me that a conversation even between strangers
could be a gift and a sport of sorts, a chance for warmth, banter, blessings, humor,
that spoken words could be a little fire at which you warmed yourself.
Rebecca Solnit, Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoirn

An antique illustration from 1867 showing a scene from the garden. A lady with her daughter has come to visit a friend or relative in her garden. They seem to have interrupted the lady of the house in the middle of arranging a bouquet of flowers (peach-coloured roses or poppies, perhaps) in a vase.

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